Nostalgia Is Not Enough
Nostalgia is not Enough is an exhibition in The Cass Foyer Gallery for Women's History Month 2017. It represents a selection of images from a recently recovered collection of images from The Brady Club, now deposited in the East End Archive at The Cass.
As part of researching images for the book I went to the Museum of Labour History at Limehouse which was an extraordinary archive of material. I made several trips there and learned that they were going to have to move and couldn't store everything. I had been researching some other projects on music and young people and I offered to take these pictures to try and use them in some way or another.
Later on when I was working as an editor at the Sunday Times I showed them to Ian Denning who has been an art director, photography book designer and specialist in photography archives for several decades. Between us we decided to hold on to the images and hope that in due course the right project would come up to be able to use the. Last year, Ian who had stored them, came to me and asked me to take them back. With the help of Zelda Cheatle I was introduced to you - and the pictures can finally come back home to where they belong." HC